“Atos Origin Italy receives ISO-IEC 27001:2005 certification”

Milan, 12 July 2007

Company's Information Security Management System certified to comply with international standards

Atos Origin, an international IT services company, announces that its Information Security Management System validated for the Pont Saint Martin office (AO) has received ISO-IEC 27001:2005 certification. The certificate was issued by DNV Italia, the institution accredited by SINCERT for issuing ISO certificates. This recognition underlines Atos Origin's trustworthiness regarding guaranteeing privacy, integrity and data availability for its own clients.

The certificate of conformity for Atos Origin's SGSI to the standard ISO-IEC 27001:2005 refers to ‘Facility Management for dedicated Internet Data Centers and Management of payment card systems' activities performed from the Pont Saint Martin center. In order to confirm the validity of the certificate over time, the center will undergo bi-annual verification to accredit the continued implementation of the SGSI and its conformity to the standards.

These certificates meet the requirements of the ISO-IEC 27001:2005 norm, and include all activities related to running dedicated Internet Data Centers, for example running network infrastructure and dedicate internet data center systems, or maintenance and monitoring of systems and networks, as well as Database Administration and Management, applications monitoring, Business Continuity and Customer Support; all are certified areas.

All activities directly related to Payment Systems management – including Change Management, application maintenance and monitoring, systems and networks, as well as Database Administration and Management, Business Continuity and Customer Support are certified and conform to the ISO-IEC 27001:2005 norm.

“We are proud to have obtained this certification, there aren't many companies in Italy that have”, confirms Giorgio Ercole, Quality and Process Manager for Atos Origin Italy. “It is yet another confirmation of our capacity to satisfy client demands regarding functional and performance aspects, in terms of privacy, integrity and data availability within the framework of service management. The certification will allow us to strengthen our market position, and will open up new business opportunities as a certified player”.

Atos Origin
Atos Origin is one of the world's largest IT service providers. It supports its own clients in translating strategic objectives into concrete results, providing consulting, systems integration and managed operations services. The company, with an annual turnover of 5.4 billion euros, is active in 40 countries around the world, and employs over 50,000 people. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games, and has a client base which includes blue-chip companies in all market sectors. Atos Origin is listed on the Paris Eurolist Marché and operates as Atos Origin, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.
For further information, please consult http://www.atosorigin.it

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